France: Chapelle des Pénitents Blancs, La Tour-sur-Tinée - paulsmit
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’God in Majesty.’

	The ceiling of the Chapelle des Pénitents Blancs at La Tour shows God in Majesty surrounded by a mandorla. He is holding a sphere, topped by a cross, symbolizing the power of christianity spreading throughout the world.
The fresco was executed in 1492 by Currand Bravesi and Guirard Nadal, two of the so-called 'peintres primitifs niçois' (primitive painters of Nice).
La Tour sur Tinée is a village in the French Alps, 30 km north of Nice. Photo Mick Palarczyk & Paul Smit.